Thursday, November 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Godzilla

So earlier this week, Godzilla, the King of Monsters, celebrated a birthday.  He's a mere 60 years old. Doesn't look a day over 25... and to celebrate that, a family member, who just started in ecommerce, has a new store with TONS of Godzilla figures, toys etc. 

So I figured I'd post a link to his site > TheVampireRobot and his facebook page:

Follow him on Twitter at  @TheVampireRobot (Vampire Robots)

And he's on Instagram as vampirerobots

Please go look at his website (and buy something) but also he only needs 8 more LIkes to get to 100. 



Friday, September 5, 2014

The Real Thing? or Not... Rosenthal & Versace

So a few months ago, I was at an estate auction and there were dozens of beautiful cake plates and servers.  Now I've collected china/porcelain cake servers since I was about 17.  I just like them.  I've bought them, sold them and bought them back.  You know the drill right?

Well the plates at this auction took my breath away:

These are just 3 of about 15 that were present.  The problem is, NONE of these were legitmate. They were all knock-offs. Which with a little research and some help from some ebay buyers I figured out pretty quick. The "marks" give them away and Rosental's company website was quite helpful in showing me what the real marks would look like. SO be careful out there. The same place I bought these and several other local venues continue to pass these off as legitmate even though I showed them Rosental's email stating NO they never made that. Starting with the pink one at the top which is a plate glued on to an upside down juice tumbler.  So...BUYER - Be better informed than your source. OK? (If I ever get the other computer working again, I'll pull the links and do a rehash of this subject.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Stangl Pottery Plates...A Flower Garden in MY kitchen

Auction Roundup

Most everyone who knows me, knows I spend most Friday afternoons and Saturdays at the local auctions.  Sunday I do fleamarkets, weather and joints permitting. 

Well, a lot of my online friends have been doing "garage sale roundups" they call them where they show off what they got in the Garage Saling adventures.  Since I don't do that, I figured I'll show off some of my favorite colletions once in a while.

So here we go:  Stangl Plates - coincidentally I wrote a little essay for the 2nd version of Janelle Elm's Home Run Guide (#2) on Stangl. You can still order, just ask me how.

These plates were all in one box for $12
- now they're all hanging on the kitchen wall - well most of them are.

 I did not id  most of these but the next to last one is Country Gardens. I have several other things in that pattern and I seem to gravitate to it. Which one of these is your favorite?

Friday, August 22, 2014

My Favorite Christmas Figures - Byers Choice !

I started seeing Byers' Choice figures at auction first, bout maybe 10 years ago and I started buying them right then. I love them. They remind me of Dickens (well of course they have a bunch of Dickens' Carolers and a series called Cries of London. You can see a ton of them on eBay even now in mid-August Byers Choice Carolers

But I also like some others, like the Salvation Army Series.
Byers Choice Salvation Army

Now this group below are mine that I have for sale - if you have questions you can leave a comment and I'll be happy to contact you. My Byers Choice For Sale